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Madfinger Games’ Dead Trigger for Android receives major update

by: Ankit BanerjeeJuly 21, 2012

Dead Trigger, by Madfinger Games, is one of the top games available on the Google Play Store and with good reason. The zombie-themed FPS (first person shooter) boasts amazing graphics, full 3D characters and environments, and high quality audio and soundtrack, which is frankly quite scary. There is also a Tegra 3 optimized version available which introduces even more features and graphic enhancements.

With numerous “zombie slaughter” weapons and a full mission-based storyline, the gameplay can go on for up to 40 hours. But if you’re getting bored already, although there’s no reason why you would be,  the latest update for Dead Trigger should [...]

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Google buys email app maker Sparrow to bring “polish, ‘beauty’ and ease of use” to Gmail

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 21, 2012

Sparrow is a Gmail client for OS X and iOS developed by a five-person team based in Paris lead by Dom Leca. The app is quite popular on the iPlatforms, thanks in part to Google’s non-combat in this area. The Gmail app for iOS is notoriously underpowered when compared to the Android version, while Google doesn’t have a native Gmail client for OS X. This gave Sparrow a chance to seize the niche. But the success of Sparrow can also be attributed to the quality of its design and to the amount of polish that Leca’s team has poured into the user experience.

Now, that polish and design excellence might come to Google’s own Gmail applications. Yesterday, the Sparrow team [...]

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Best grocery list apps for Android

by: Alvin YbañezJuly 20, 2012

A body without a soul is like a house without the necessary supplies for everyday living. One of the important tasks of household owners is maintaining and monitoring the supplies inside the house. We don’t want sour milk at breakfast or an empty fridge when your tummy starts grumbling. That is why many people flock to the grocery stores and supply themselves for the days to come.

Smart shoppers bring paper-and-pen lists while buying the groceries. But, wise and resourceful individual use their Android devices in the grocery store. With the expanding and rapid improvements of smartphone technology, you can now virtually fit your grocery list inside your Android [...]

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Batman takes his adventure to Android, as The Dark Knight Rises game hits Google Play

by: Bams SadewoJuly 20, 2012

Keen on taking on the role of the caped crusader on your Android device? To coincide with the theatrical release of one of this summer’s most hotly anticipated blockbusters, The Dark Knight Rises, the Android version of the companion game is now available to download from Google Play Store.

As the Dark Knight, you’ll get to roam in the nooks and crooks of the dark and gloomy Gotham City to fight crime and ultimately face your worst nightmare, Bane. Thankfully, Batman never comes unprepared without an arsenal, which range from the Grapnel to the Batarang and more. You’ll also get some help from allies like Lucius Fox, Commissioner Gordon, and perhaps even the catwoman [...]

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Chameleon beta to come in early August, demoed running on Nexus 7 [video]

by: Bams SadewoJuly 20, 2012

While not all Kickstarter projects have their happy ending, we should give some props to the developers of Chameleon for keeping users abreast on the latest of their awesome Android launcher. The team has also done a commendable job in meeting the targeted release date of the app. To return the goodwill of early backers and supporters, those who have pledged their support will get to test out the beta version of Chameleon really soon.

The beta release of the app was announced on their Kickstarter webpage. According to the Chameleon team, the app will be available to download on Google Play Store in early August. We’re not sure how they plan to roll it out, but [...]

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Best dice games for Android

by: Carl ParkerJuly 20, 2012

One of the best ways to kill boredom is to find something that you enjoy. If you are someone who juggles several jobs in a day, then enjoying time with some handy Android apps can certainly make recreation easier. An example is simply sitting down and playing a game of dice against other people around the globe.

If you are a fan of dice games, but can’t find the time to play them while you’re at work, then this guide will be a great help. With the aid of these apps, you don’t need to go anywhere and call somebody to play with you. All you need to have is your Android phone and you’re all set. Whether you’re at work, at home, or even in [...]

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New Paragon Android app lets you easily connect your phone or tablet to Windows and Mac drives

by: AdrianJuly 19, 2012

Although there are many easy and convenient ways to hook up a PC to an Android-based smartphone and/or tablet these days, there still isn’t a cohesive and accessible solution around for connecting both Mac and Windows formatted drives to mobile devices.

The compatibility issues are the main reason why you’ll have a very tough job in transferring files between such devices – media used on an Android device needs to be formatted as a FAT32 drive, while Windows and Mac drives are NTFS and HFS+ formatted.

Sure, you can e-mail yourself files, copy them from a laptop to a phone or tablet with the help of an SD card, but why go through such inconvenient procedures when [...]

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Tasker and Tasker App Factory – a match made in tasks automation heaven

by: Bams SadewoJuly 19, 2012

If you thought your phone is smart now, wait till you get a hold of Tasker – an app that lets users automate most things on their phones through a set of predefined triggers. The good news is the Tasker App Factory has shed its beta skin and is now available for all users – making Tasker an even more powerful tool.

With Tasker, you can be as creative as you like. While regular folks may be content with the built-in 200 actions or so that the developer has provided, advanced users will definitely want to have a fiddle with the geekier aspect of the app by programming their own set of rules and actions.

Combined with the power of Tasker [...]

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Word Crank: Building words with letter blocks

by: Paul NuñalJuly 19, 2012

Word games have evolved into many different variations throughout the years. One of the famous games that deals with letters is the all-time favorite classic Scrabble. Many games have recently sprouted on the Google Play Store and most of them involve users playing with letters. Word Crank is another word puzzle game that requires players to form words using blocks falling from the sky.

Basically, Word Crank is a mash-up of Bejeweled and Scrabble. There are three difficulty levels to choose from that involve 3-, 4-, and 5-letter levels for players to create a word out of. If you have always wanted to enhance your vocabulary, this is a great way to do it, as the game is [...]

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Worldscope Webcams BETA 4.0: Live images from over 20,000 webcams around the globe

by: Paul NuñalJuly 19, 2012

The remote viewing of live webcams isn’t exactly new to us. In fact, we are already using it every day as we communicate through Skype and other forms of social interaction. Because of this, the popularity of using webcams to communicate has skyrocketed and has led to a lot of innovative creations such as viewing the world in real time. Worldscope Webcams is gaining popularity in the multilingual Android world, helping users catch a glimpse of real locations just by using their Android phones.

You can stream high-quality views of the Niagara Falls, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or even live traffic in the busy streets of New York City. Not only that, the app will also [...]

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